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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Demo: RSA ECAT
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Watch this demo to see what real-time malware analysis on the endpoint looks like with RSA ECAT.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2014

RSA

A new look at Vulnerability Management
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Does your list of security vulnerabilities seem overwhelming? Visualisation in VM can be an essential tool in making critical issues apparent. Security Visualisation serves as a guideline of how to generate a visual representation of a dataset. Download this guide to get expert advice on how to generate a security visualization plan.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Bringing DLP Inside the Organization
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the subject of data loss prevention (DLP) inside the organization, examining the way that critical information is shared within a business and discussing the pros and cons of implementing DLP solutions at different points.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Clearswift

How to be Productive Amid Disaster
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how your organization can be productive amid disaster. Enable secure, self-service endpoint data recovery.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

Code42

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Anittel Simplifies Managed Antivirus Service and Improves Customer Experience with Webroot
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: Anittel Group Ltd., a key managed service provider (MSP) to thousands of organizations, was experiencing an alarming amount of new and evolving malware across both personal and company devices. Learn about the endpoint protection tool that Anittel chose that was un-intrusive for its customers and highly responsive to the evolving malware landscape.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Webroot

How to Detect a Ransomeware Infection with AlienVault USM
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast will show you how to detect and prevent ransomware from holding your network hostage.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2014

AlienVault

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

CDW’s Threat Check Assessment
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast breaks down the current malware landscape and explores an assessment tool that will help you identify malware in your network now and protect you in the future.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Apr 8, 2014

CDW Corporation

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the story behind outsider threats and how to defend against these attacks that steal sensitive data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Fighting Mobile Fraud: Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Cybercrime
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the continuous fight against mobile fraud, and introduces a device-based solution that protects businesses from online threats in real-time.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

iovation, Inc.

Information Governance Risks of Microsoft Lync
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: The IG risks of deploying Microsoft Lync are similar to those of other electronic communications such as email: malware, data leakage, inappropriate employee use, regulatory noncompliance, and skyrocketing legal costs.Download THIS WHITEPAPER to find out more!
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Actiance

Get Unprecedented Visibility, Control, and Policy Creation Options with Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This concise info graphic presents a new encrypted traffic management solution that provides organizations with unprecedented visibility, control, and policy creation options.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

How to Reverse Engineer Domain Ownership in a Cyber Investigation
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the top security strategies that can help security uncover vital insights into the true identify of cyber attackers.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to hear industry veterans explore the top strategies for dealing with cyber threats, meeting compliance, and adapting to the newest developments in the security world, such as mobile device management. Click
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Cybercrime Investigation Use Case: Visualizing Data with Investigative Software
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how to accelerate your cybercrime investigations with a data visualization tool. Explore a step-by-step use case and discover how simple it is to choose between several visualization options to quickly spot commonalities in large data sets.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Best Practices Guide: Tools for Threat Intelligence and Incident Forensics
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a suite of tools that can be used to identify the perpetrator of a cybercrime, build a profile of a cyber-attack, and proactively protect your data, infrastructure, and intellectual property.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Inform e-Book Summer 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This extensive resource examines the latest and greatest in the world of IT security, including in-depth reports on advanced malware, security case studies, industry insider interviews, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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